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Free accounting software for small businesses

The latest in free cloud accounting software: ZipBooks automates many of the more tedious aspects of handling your finances. Cloud accounting tools like time tracking, online invoicing, project management, and auto-billing make it easy to keep better records. Just jump online to quickly enter project hours, client info, and notes. ZipBooks keeps records organized, so you can always be prepared to look back on recorded data and then make financial decisions for your company. Using ZipBooks to stay on top of things will increase your company’s overall efficiency and professionalism. 

Online invoicing for the smart business owner: ZipBooks provides an effortless way to do accounting. Access to tools like time tracking and online invoicing allow you to log work as you go and eventually include it in an invoice. Use ZipBooks to send a quick invoice to a client that automatically includes all of the project hours, notes, and expenses you’ve recorded. 

Track time and project info anywhere: ZipBooks was designed to help business owners access their accounting from any device, wherever they are. You can log into your account from any operating system, on any smartphone, computer, or mobile device. You can log your work as you go, saving you time and eliminating paperwork. When you can bill faster and with more accuracy, you’ll get paid faster.

Ability to charge credit cards: With a free ZipBooks account, you can offer your clients multiple payment options. Allowing them to pay by credit card makes payment more convenient, which makes it easier for you to get paid fast. 

Auto-billing with receipts: You can send an invoice from ZipBooks that’s set up to bill clients on a regular basis. When a client views an invoice, they’ll be presented with the option to “Pay and Start Auto-bill.” The client’s card will be charged the amount they enter then, and the full amount of each subsequent invoice will be charged automatically on that schedule. This helps you cut down the time you spend waiting for clients to remember to pay an invoice. 

International support: Our credit card integration does allow us to charge credit cards in more countries than just the United States. Additionally, ZipBooks software supports invoicing and bidding in several international currencies and is capable of storing your information in terms of these currencies. For example, say you were to send one invoice in dollars, a second in euros, and a third in pounds. ZipBooks would then roll up the total value in terms of the currency associated with the most recent invoice (so in this example, pounds). 

ZipBooks is completely free: You can trust us not to charge you a single monthly or hidden fee. Our purpose is to help business owners get organized and get paid faster, so we won’t charge you a dime to use our professional accounting software. 

Automated client onboarding: With ZipBooks, you can send an estimate to your potential customer, and they can approve that estimate with a click of a button. Once the estimate is approved, ZipBooks will create a new project with an approved budget. You can then bill against that budget.

Expense tracking: You can import expenses to your ZipBooks account, or you can enter them manually. Keep track of what you spent on a project so that when it comes time to invoice that client, ZipBooks can ask if you’d like to include that unbilled expense in the invoice. 

View cashflow in real-time: Each time you log into ZipBooks, you’ll be presented with a visual representation of you finances, including details like billings and collections, customer concentration, AR, and time logs. You’ll always be prepared to make informed decisions about your finances when you’re familiar with what’s coming in and out of your accounts.

User-friendly interface: ZipBooks was designed for you, not your accountant. The first time you log into ZipBooks, you’ll be able to send a quick invoice, track time, and enter new client information. ZipBooks’ simple software will store and organize your information for you. 

Team management: ZipBooks allows you to add as many team members to your profile as you need. You can give each team member permissions to access different areas of your company account. This allows you to review what work has been completed, what needs to be done, and who is doing it. This way, your team can avoid overlap and always keep in mind what needs to be completed for each project and task.

Hassle free software: All you need to do to access ZipBooks is sign up with your email or via Google single sign-on. No downloads, no installation, no long signup process. And we’re always working on improving the ZipBooks software and site, so we’ll continue to add and update features to keep your finances running as smoothly as possible. 

Share your data: When it comes time to hire an accountant or speak with a consultant, you can create a team member profile (with specific permissions) to share parts of your account. Let ZipBooks give them a clear picture of where your company stands so that you can receive the best services for your buck. 

Secure your data on the cloud: Moving your office to the cloud has more benefits than going paperless. Data stored in a ZipBooks account is protected from physical loss and theft, and is backed up in case of hard drive or other technical failure. Additionally, we always store a backup copy of your data in case we need to switch it out during maintenance.

Bank-level security: We secure all your financial data by observing industry-standard security protocols. We provide you top-level security with password-protected logins and 256-bit SSL encrypted communication. 
Reviews
A Google User
May 2, 2017
Please add support for South African banks!
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January 6, 2017
We've been using Zipbooks for six months now to support our small business consulting and web-design firm. It's quick, super easy, and fully integrated with my G-suite account so it's like I have Single Sign On and all the functionality of a large company for basically free. I also love the mobile app.
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May 18, 2016
This app has a lot of potential, but there was a deal breaker for me in the inability to reconcile bank accounts.
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January 11, 2017
Don, I wanted to reach out and let you know that bank reconciliation is just around the corner. I would take another look in March and see what you think.
April 13, 2016
Been excellent to use for a non finance person. Really helped get my company books in shape. Looking forward to ZipBooks growing and adding even more functionality. Been really useful to have all our invoices and expenses in one place. Integration with Google apps is useful to as we use that for business email etc. My Favourite GUI out of all the cloud accountancy apps I tried.
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March 30, 2016
Great looking with great features! Keep up the good work.
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March 18, 2016
Wow this is fantastic! Slick UI, easy to use, and an opportunity to get paid earlier than normal? Well done ZipBooks team!
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March 15, 2016
ZipBooks is exactly what I was looking for to run my small side business. The application is just as good as its competitors and it is free to use. Looking forward to seeing how the platform grows and become better.
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March 14, 2016
Setup was painless. The app is well thought out and easy to use.
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March 14, 2016
Great design! I love it for my photography business.
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March 8, 2016
Zipbooks has been absolutely amazing! I [am a developer and] have moved from a bulkier accounting app to using them because of the awesome API integration as well as lightning fast front-end and integration with my existing Stripe Account. Also, any time I have needed they provided phenomenal customer service.
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Updated
June 1, 2017
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